Microsoft's Cortana to receive deep-learning and object recognition technologies

Microsoft's Cortana to receive deep-learning and object recognition technologies
Even in Beta, Microsoft's Cortana has been showing potential to be just as adequate of an assistant as both Siri and Google Now. Recent revealings show that she is not done growing yet.

Firstly, the company intends to integrate a whole lot of academic data into Bing, as part of the "Microsoft Academic Search" project. Cortana, being powered by Bing, will receive the full benefits of having quick access to that data. The project's future holds the development of a community portal for academic workers, where any of the researchers can control how much of their personal data is visible. This is sure to bring a new level of collaboration in the science community, and we would love to see it play out as planned.

Secondly, Cortana is going to be getting a larger think-cap to wear at all times. A new technology, Project Adam, aims at dramatically improving object recognition and deep-learning in the AI, while using up 30 times less resources, compared to today's cutting-edge technologies in the field. Currently, Cortana is able to look at a dog and tell you its breed, but Microsoft's ambitions are aimed at even more complex functions, such as to get the nutrition information of the food you are eating and to diagnose a skin rash, among others, no doubt.

So that's a big new step towards SkyNet and robot-zombies. We are excited, how about you?

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22 Comments

1. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

Impressive!

2. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

hey PA, would you mind to make a comparison among these Siri vs Cortana vs S Voice vs Google Now vs LG VoiceMate vs Speaktoit lets see who is the winner....

3. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

0_o Cortana can recognize dog breeds??? sheesh I guess im not using her enough I didnt know this

22. VoicelessV

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

Not yet, but she will. Watch the vids.

5. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Getting dangerously close to the personal assistant on that movie 'Her'. The weiredest movie ever. Toooo much for my senses.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That's pretty kool. I welcome the innovation, as well look forward to how the others implement similar technology. As we know they won't rest on their laurels.

9. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Can it detect Android and iOS trolls too?

11. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Cortana is awesome! It is one of the best things to come out of MS!

16. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

i have a feeling that cortana will beat everyone in no time. used siri and its really good at recognition but its dumb.

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Cortana should be unleashed on desktops too if not already.

12. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Yes yes. We need the AI arms race badly

21. NateAdam8

Posts: 420; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

WoW if Cortana uses the OneDrive to link itself together it can just keep learning.

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